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Old 02-26-2021, 12:38 PM   #1
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19 Power Tongue Jack

Looking for a recommendation on a Power Tongue Jack. Make and Model would be nice. Thanks.
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Old 02-26-2021, 01:06 PM   #2
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I purchased the Barker VIP 3000 Power Tongue Jack 18" Stroke. It was an easy install. Removed three anchor bolts from original hand jack. New jack mounts the same with all bolt holes lining up. I then rotated operator head 90 degrees to clear propane tank cover. Then wired positive power lead to battery. Jack is negative grounded to frame with mounting bolts. My TV is a Highlander and the jack clears the hatch.

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Old 02-26-2021, 01:16 PM   #3
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Great information! And you use it on a 19? And the Hatchback door came close? Edit: and it’s that close to the propane cover that it had to be rotated.
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Old 02-26-2021, 01:41 PM   #4
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Where did you tie into the power? Difficulty level? Thanks
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Old 02-26-2021, 01:59 PM   #5
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Just ordered a Barker VIP 3000 off Amazon. They only had 3 left. I would have researched it a little more but in my experience items get scarce with Covid. I didn’t want regrets by waiting.
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Old 02-26-2021, 04:18 PM   #6
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I had a Barker on previous trailers, but did have a switch replacement on it.
I just put on a Lippert 3500lb on my 19 and it's been very solid and quieter than the Barker. Time will tell if it holds up well, but I'm pleased so far.
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Old 02-26-2021, 04:21 PM   #7
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I had a Barker on previous trailers, but did have a switch replacement on it.
I just put on a Lippert 3500lb on my 19 and it's been very solid and quieter than the Barker. Time will tell if it holds up well, but I'm pleased so far.
Does that one interfere with the LP cover and have to be rotated? I read the Barkers had switch problems back in 2015 or so. Don’t know if they remedied it.
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It didn't cause any issue with my LP tank cover, and it's in the factory orientation. I did see someone on here rotated the Lippert Head, and the holes are there to do it, but they have to be tapped to take the screw.
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Old 02-26-2021, 05:38 PM   #9
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My reluctance

I stopped at a nearby, old time, small trailer outlet/shop last year in Madison, Wi, "Jerry's", by name. I asked the grizzly fellow wandering among the piles of stuff laying about..."what is the best electric jack". He was honest....and said they all develop problems.



Simplify...simplify, as Thoreau once said. I get it that some folks have the need. But when you marry electronics with a mechanical function...it ain't simple anymore.


When I can't crank anymore, I'll give it up.
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Old 02-26-2021, 07:49 PM   #10
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Just ordered a Barker VIP 3000 off Amazon. They only had 3 left. I would have researched it a little more but in my experience items get scarce with Covid. I didn’t want regrets by waiting.
We don’t have one but that would be my choice as well. Oliver uses them on their trailers so that’s good enough for me.
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Old 02-27-2021, 03:54 PM   #11
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Thanks for your help all.
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Old 02-27-2021, 09:41 PM   #12
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Would a battery powered drill operate the cranking action of a manual jack, if the crank handle were modified for the purpose? If so, it might be a good alternative.
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Would a battery powered drill operate the cranking action of a manual jack, if the crank handle were modified for the purpose? If so, it might be a good alternative.
It’s been done...
https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...tml#post271786
https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...tml#post360068
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Old 02-28-2021, 08:53 AM   #14
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I like that set up. no added weight . I might look into this more.
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Old 03-03-2021, 12:38 PM   #15
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I put a RAM EJ-3520-WBX 3500lb ($115 Amazon) on my 19 2 years ago and love it. Very easy install, fits right into the 3 existing bolt holes from the manual jack. Then just run a wire to the battery, which in my case was in the storage box in the front of the trailer.
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I put a RAM EJ-3520-WBX 3500lb ($115 Amazon) on my 19 2 years ago and love it. Very easy install, fits right into the 3 existing bolt holes from the manual jack. Then just run a wire to the battery, which in my case was in the storage box in the front of the trailer.
Thanks for another electric tongue jack option to consider.
https://www.amazon.com/RAM-EJ-3520-W.../dp/B00DRK7O18
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